Preservation groups worry about future of herring

The New London Day 4/22/2024 By Daniel DrainvilleDay Staff Writer Stonington ― Maggie Favretti, first chair director of the Alliance for the Mystic River Watershed, said Sunday she sees “at most” six or seven river herring when counting them in a narrow area of the Mystic River. March through May is when the fish ― […]

Why are alewives disappearing?

The New London Day 3/28/2024 By Steve Fagin Kevin Job’s favorite memories of growing up in Norwich involved fishing for stripers with his dad in spring, when enormous schools of alewives would swim upriver. “We’d see 10,000 in one night. The whole river would turn silver,” he recalled the other day. Over the years, though, Job […]

Saving Seagrass

STORIES IN CONNECTICUT Saving Seagrass See what we’re doing to protect seagrass in Long Island Sound. July 01, 2018 | Last updated January 25, 2024 SHARE A diver off Fishers Island—a roughly 4-square-mile island off the eastern end of New York’s Long Island—can encounter a mesmerizing sight: hundreds of tiny, silver-sided fish shimmering in the sunlight as […]

Downtown Mystic Resiliency & Sustainability Plan Final Report

Town of Groton 2/2/2024 Downtown Mystic is one of the quintessential historical and cultural resources of New England. Although its location along the banks of the Mystic River has helped the area prosper, it also makes Mystic vulnerable to climate change impacts. In response to Mystic’s climate change vulnerability, the Town of Groton hired GZA […]

Blumenthal, local officials urge action during tour of Groton sites vulnerable to flooding

Blumenthal, local officials urge action during tour of Groton sites vulnerable to flooding Groton Town Manager John Burt (left) and Megan Granato, the Town of Groton’s sustainability and resilience manager (right), talk with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., (center) Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, about flooding issues during a stop on Gravel Street in downtown Mystic. […]

Climate study suggests flooding solutions for downtown Mystic

The New London Day 1/7/2024 Groton ― Improvements to the stormwater system, rain gardens, and a study of raising low-level roads are among potential solutions to help protect downtown Mystic from increased flooding in the face of climate change. Draft recommendations from a study that the Town of Groton and consultant GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. conducted […]

Recommendations to make Mystic more resilient to be unveiled at Jan. 4 workshop

The New London Day 12/27/2023 By Kimberly DrelichDay Staff Writer Groton ― After more than a year of studying the vulnerability of downtown Mystic to climate change and ways to make it more resilient, project leaders will present potential strategies to the public next week. The draft recommendations are intended to help protect the area from the […]

Journey of a Water Sample

WindCheck Magazine – Save The Sound Dispatch 10/2023. Water sample MR-0.24 starts its journey at a precise set of coordinates on New York’s Mamaroneck River.   © Over the 12 weeks of its 2023 bacteria monitoring season, Save the Sound collected roughly 780 water samples from 60+ sites along the western Long Island Sound. Every […]

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